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Discussion in '2013-14 Shelby GT500' started by Crazyredsvt, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Crazyredsvt

    Crazyredsvt Member Established Member

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    I got a 14 GT500 with a 2.5 upper ford racing TB JLT intake h pipe no cats
    The car got boring for me looking to up the power without changing the super charger and converting to E85 that’s gonna happen winter time. Anyhow what’s the best mods to do was thinking about a lower pulley but drop some comments I got $2,000 I’m willing to spend to upgrade it
     
  2. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    suspension and tires, or that power won't mean shit
     
  3. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    So stuck to pump 93 for now with plans to go E85 this winter?
    Stock shortblock is good for 800rwhp and the stock blower will get you there on E85.
    I’d do an XBA setup (Power by the hour) with a KB168 TB and either the JLT148 or PMAS DD149.
    I’ll be taking my car to PMAS to do an updated DD149 so you may want to hold up there.
    Basically you want big in and big out to maximize the stock blower.
    You’ll probably do headers and matching midpipe eventually, but as you already have the catless pipe, focus on the intake.
    Of course 4.10s and DRs are the right answer if you don’t already have.
    -J
     
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    Crazyredsvt Member Established Member

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    I got bmr rear control arms with pan hard bar and I have 3:73 gears and Mickey Thompson SS on the back 305/35/20 lol I forgot about those upgrades
     
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    Crazyredsvt Member Established Member

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    I’m getting ready to purchase a donkey D*** lol weres the best place to buy one
     
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    Recon Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Bigger throttle body.


    Pick your poison.
     
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    I 2nd the suspension mods if you haven't done any yet.
    I drove a 13/14 with all the typical engine bolt ons and it couldn't hook for shit. I'm talking burnouts at 55mph in 3rd lol.

    Same car was getting gapped by a Jaguar that he should have been able to beat easily but couldn't cause he couldn't put the power to the ground.
     
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    Lethal sells them now
     
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    Pretty much what everyone said above, get suspension sorted out, LT's, Tb, e85, ported blower and dr's and some gears.

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    BAS Member Established Member

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    Seriously consider a watts link. Changes the car completely. It hooks, it’s stable and confidence inspiring.


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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Just buy my car - I've done 90% of the mods suggested in this thread.
     
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    Kooks headers and X pipe, worth every penny when you are moving that much air and heat.

    Give us a call for a great price! 732-780-0770
     
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    If you can wait 3-4wks they (PMAS) will have used my car to develop a ‘cleaner’ DD149 as they are taking over production from 1320junkie performance from what I can tell.
    That said, if you want an original unused DD149 now I have one I never used and would sell cheaper than you can buy new.
    I’d tell you to do a lower pulley but you’ll be on the limit of pump gas boost. Headers will help lower boost and let you get more on pump 93, plus maximize E85 more.
    -J
     
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    I can confirm this, the Watts link is kinda expensive, but it's a night and day difference.
     
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    You can drop down from 2.5 to 2.4 upper pulley. That's one lb of boost . OR...stay with the 2.5 upper and add a 10% crank pulley. That's 2 lbs of boost or 30-40rwhp. No need to be shy about 4.10 rear gears with the taller MT DR's. If you're running those 305's you actually have around 360 rear gear. Bump up to 4.10's and you're around 3.90's. BMR LCA's is all you need on the '14. All three mods might slightly exceed your $2,000 budget by $500. But for those somewhat modest investments your car will be on another level.
     

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